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Farmers across Barbados can now avail themselves of a large amount of forage.

This has come about as a result of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security’s decision to import a quantity of Timothy and Alfalfa hay cubes to make accessible to livestock farmers who have struggled with challenges associated with not being able to graze their animals due to volcanic ash-contaminated pastures. 

The cubes are in 50-lb bags and will be sold at a price comparable to that of regular hay.

To purchase and collect the hay cubes, farmers should visit the Ministry of Agriculture’s Animal Nutrition Unit located at The Pine, St Michael, during the month of July. Distribution will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. 

For further information, livestock farmers may contact the Unit at 535-5951 or 5954.

joy-ann.gill@barbados.gov.bb

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